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The nature and purpose of this website is to assist students interested in the study of political science by helping them find resources provided by the University of Washington and outside providers. This information is forwarded to this blog as a courtesy and an illustration of possible resources. The Political Science department does not endorse or promote any specific products, services, or vendors.

BE220 CITIES, HEALTH, AND WELL-BEING Suitable for: Undergraduate students who require I&S / 3-CREDIT class
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:50PM Location: Gould Hall 322  SLN: 10926  Contact: drbobm@uw.edu  

Class information: BE220 explores how cities contribute to "health and well-being," which covers diverse aspects such as security, basic needs, positive social relations, freedom, choices and opportunities in regards to the city. It evaluates an urban future, at the same time, debating on strategies for rehabilitating contemporary cities as well as to build the new and sustainable ones. This class mainly focuses on lecture and group discussions.  Read more
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Academic Support Programs is piloting a new course for students interested in tutoring in higher education. The class is designed for anyone interested in peer-to-peer learning, both in theory and in practice. Students that might be interested include those currently working in a learning center or with peers, interested in doing so in the future, or simply interested in working in education more broadly.

Education 401: Tutoring in Higher Education

Are you interested in teaching and tutoring? Are you interested in working at a campus learning center or discovering why peer-to-peer tutoring is a powerful educational model?

This seminar explores the theory and practice of peer tutoring at the university. In addition to research addressing learning, tutoring and teaching, we will consider how to nurture inclusive learning spaces committed to educational equity.

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BE220 CITIES, HEALTH, AND WELL-BEING Suitable for: Undergraduate students who require I&S / 3-CREDIT class
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:50PM Location: Gould Hall 322  SLN: 10926  Contact: drbobm@uw.edu  

Class information: BE220 explores how cities contribute to "health and well-being," which covers diverse aspects such as security, basic needs, positive social relations, freedom, choices and opportunities in regards to the city. It evaluates an urban future, at the same time, debating on strategies for rehabilitating contemporary cities as well as to build the new and sustainable ones. This class mainly focuses on lecture and group discussions.  Read more
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Course title: EDUC 421: STUDIO(Practicum in Community Service Activity) (SLN 21969, 13973).    STUDIO is an exciting opportunity to get involved in high point community (in West Seattle) by working with middle and high school youth in after-school program. It counts as VLPA or I&S credits as well. Our vision is to increase diversity and work toward educational equity in STEM by creating a community of learners where everyone's knowledge and skills are valued and used in how we learn, and solve problems that matter to us.   If you join us, you will adapt a role of mentor to middle or high school students. Past undergrads have said that it was one of the best experiences that they had in UW, because they felt a sense of belongingness learning together with youths and other undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. I attached our most recent video featuring youth, community-based organization staff, and undergrads. Undergraduates do not have to be STEM major to participate in... Read more
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All About Overseas Internships

Panel & Information Session

Thursday, November 7

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in HUB 307

Are you interested in gaining professional experience overseas? Join us this Thursday for a panel and information session all about overseas internships. Our student panelists will share their own experiences finding and applying for reputable internships overseas, securing funding to help cover costs, working around academic schedules and making their internships successful. Following the panel, Mike Renes from UW Study Abroad will share information about the UW’s new Global Research, Internship, and Service Program (GRISP). This program is designed to assist students in finding and preparing for overseas professional development opportunities, making it easier than ever.

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French & Italian Studies, the Certificate of International Business Program,  Scandinavian Studies, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Spanish & Portuguese Studies, Asian Languages & Literature, and Near Eastern Languages & Civilization are co-hosting:

Foreign Language and Your Career!

Panel Discussion & Reception Nov. 6th 6:00pm-8:00pm   DEM 112 (Dempsey Hall)

Curious about what UW Foreign Language alumni are doing in their careers?

Come listen, ask questions and get ideas! Refreshments to follow!

We have panelists who majored or completed a graduate program in a foreign language at UW and have worked or work for HBO, Google, Amazon, the FBI and Seattle Opera.

 

We hope to see you there!

For any questions please contact the French & Italian Studies adviser Sabrina Tatta at sabri@uw.edu

 

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I know it is short notice but my RSO is hosting an event this Tuesday with Pramila Jayapal. The congresswoman will give a brief update and then open the floor for questions from students! I was told that you run an event list serve for the Political Science department and thought that people in the department might be interested in attending! I have attached a flier with more information.  The event is 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm this Tuesday the 5th in Gowen 201. 
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Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Winter Quarter 2020!

The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Winter quarter to work with about 25 schools, and would love to have you! We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization. Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter.

The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.

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The Academic English Program is offering an online section of English 103 “Writing from Sources” this winter. The course will be taught entirely online and is listed under ENGL 103 G (SLN 14045) in the Winter Time Schedule. Please have students contact aep@uw.edu if they have any trouble registering for it.

In the course, students will have weekly opportunities to interact with other students and the instructor through discussion posts, web conferencing, and other online tools. They will also receive regular feedback on their writing from the instructor.

English 103 can be counted as a “W” course for undergraduate students. The course is open to *all* international and multilingual students.

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Community Geology Walks: Seward Park 2 pm, November 2nd at the Seward Park Audubon Center We have a crew of graduate students who have designed and planned geologic walking tours of local parks. This is part of our continuing initiative to bring our enthusiasm for natural history and geology to local audiences, and in particular to make our science more accessible by bringing these opportunities out into the community.    Join a UW Earth and Space Sciences graduate student volunteer from Rockin' Out for a one-hour walk through Seward Park, where you can learn about Seattle's bedrock, its earthquake-producing faults, and the landscape legacy of the ice age!
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